Leaders in Law endorses Jacy Whittaker as our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation Law expert in the Bahamas. If you wish to get in touch with Jacy please use the contact information provided above.
For Jacy Whittaker, the key to winning cases is being abundantly overprepared. As an attorney, Jacy gears up for war on everything. The litigator never walks into a courtroom without more research, more evidence, and more potential angles than warranted. This over-preparation allows him to think on his feet, building confidence—and the court’s regard—through each winning application, writ, submission, and hearing. Rather than being exhausted by sheer volume, the youthful lawyer becomes even more invigorated. After all, he lives to argue—and win.
Jacy got his start in 2000, working as a legal assistant for Frederick R.M. Smith, QC, a legendary attorney in the Bahamas. Mr. Smith had been intrigued by a brand of intelligence that has since served Jacy well in the courtroom. Even then, a talent analysis showed Jacy’s strengths as a future litigator.
Jacy enrolled in law school (University of Buckingham, 2001 and later Inns of Court School of Law, 2005), then joined Callenders & Co., where he worked side-by-side with Mr. Smith on multiple matters—including one of the Bahamas’ most monumental matters. Six years later, he and partner Arthur K. Parris, Jr left to form ParrisWhittaker. Jacy has since added admiralty law, probate law, commercial transactions, corporate structuring, restructuring, and formation to his list of capabilities, He acts as local counsel for a handful of Fortune 500 companies and numerous international companies.
In addition to his legal practice, Jacy is one of the most active members of the Grand Bahama business community. He is/was a director, advisor, or committee chair for numerous boards, including the Bahamas Bar Council, Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, Freeport Law Society, and Salvation Army. He is also a member of the Bahamas Bar Association and a member of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Bar.
•Real Estate Conveyancing & Mortgages
•Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) License Applications
•Corporate Services; Incorporation & Restructuring
•Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Trade Names
•Ebusiness & Ecommerce Law
•Employment & Immigration Law
•Professional Negligence & Medical Malpractice Law
•Estates, Probates, Wills & Trusts
ParrisWhittaker is a local law firm founded by two top lawyers: Arthur Parris, real estate/commercial expert, and Jacy Whittaker, a litigator with extraordinary energy and an outstanding track record. With the addition of partner Kenra Parris-Whittaker, the firm has a combined 60 years of experience, and brings a new level of energy and commitment to the Bahamian legal market.
Commercial & Trust Litigation
Litigation in the Bahamas can feel like a game.
Win the game, and enforce your agreements, you collect your debts, and get your attorneys’ fees covered in the process. But to do so, you need a lawyer who is well versed in the rules, and has the willingness, talent, and wherewithal to strategize intelligently—and over-prepare.
That’s why you should bring the matter to us. We are in the courts on a weekly basis, and there’s nothing we love more than the rhythm, energy, and thrill of the fighting for our clients. We have experience with virtually all the rules of law, and excel in research, oral argument, and thinking on our feet. We’re so experienced that we can frequently offer beneficial billing arrangements driven by an informed estimate of the time and resources required to prevail.
In short, we love fighting for clients—and we love to win. ParrisWhittaker’s litigation services include, but are not limited to, :
- Vigorous debt collection and recovery
- Rigorous enforcement of contracts
- Negotiation of favorable settlements
- Value-driven fixed billing arrangement
- Enforcement and Registration of Foreign Judgments
- Shareholder Disputes
- Contested Probates
- Admiralty & Maritime matters
- Employee & Labour Issues
- Administrative Issues
- Personal Injury
- Trademark disputes
- Condominium Association & Homeowners Association matters
- Fatal Accidents
- Construction Disputes & Litigation
- Insurance & Reinsurance
If you’d like to enforce your rights and put the court system on your side, schedule a consultation with ParrisWhittaker today.